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Python Developer permanent position in San Francisco, CA (Relocation)
Ref No.: 13-00110
Position Type:Direct Placement
Python Developer San Francisco
Excellent Salary with Bonus and Relocation

Are you interested in the future of news? Do you want to work on software that will be seen and used by millions of people?

We are looking for a talented software engineer (individual contributor), based in our San Francisco office, who is passionate about building a scalable social news platform for both internal and external use.

Immediate Responsibilities
Build and evolve high-scale search, social, and personalization software
Extend core features and functionality based on data and experimentation
Leverage cloud infrastructure for service delivery across many applications

BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent commercial experience
5 or more years with web-scale engineering
Firm grasp of architectural and engineering principles
Strong team and communication skills
Knowledge & experience across relevant stack:

  • 3+ years of Python experience preferred
  • Databases, both relational (MySQL) and modern NoSQL persistence stores.
  • Modern Web Architecture and Operation
  • API design and deployment
  • Modern caching technologies (Memcache, Redis, Elasticache)
Interest in online news, social media, and the future of journalism

Additional Skills nice to have
Knowledge of open source search servers (SOLR, Lucene)
Knowledge of machine learning and scientific libraries (Mahout, SciPy)
Experience with Amazon AWS cloud offering